Monday, 17 May 2010
I often get wrong number calls on my landline. There’s a convent up the road that shares my digits except for one, which, in my case, occurs twice more in the number.
So, for that reason, I assume, people call me instead of the nunnery. Unless there’s another reason, like the sense of humour life has.
Sometimes people recognise, as they work things out, that I have helped them by giving them the right number, and they thank me and even apologise for the inconvenience.
Other times, they just put the phone down or thank me without acknowledging my side of the encounter. Occasionally, they are open and accessible, and a short conversation ensues. It’s nice to meet nice strangers!
Sometimes I am in a good space and other times I am less so. So my approach varies. But, to a large degree, the person on the other end determines my feelings.
Someone I have a momentary and anonymous encounter with determines my behaviour. Well, that’s no good! It’s normal and human, I know, but I can make more of it than treating it like an irritating occurrence.
I don’t mind the calls, let me just say that. They are hardly an issue, but they do happen often, and they do draw my attention to my state of consciousness. So I can use them as an opportunity to awaken.
What state am I in when the world encounters me? What is my inner being like regardless of the outside?
What energies am I enjoying and bringing to bear? How much space in myself am I providing for happiness and presence?
The story of your life circumstance can run away with you, or you can take each opportunity to be who you are.
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
The answer to everything is to live.
How do you succeed in business? You provide people with something they need and want and benefit from, by doing what you love. You do well in life by being of service, and, to do that, you need to live.
You need to experience and actualise for yourself so that you can relate to others and help them. Helping people in your unique way is what makes you come alive. So you need to live to give, and giving becomes your living.
How do you provide optimally for your children so that they get the very best in life? You do whatever you wish for them, for yourself.
Just wishing it for them won’t help, it is more likely to hinder. And trying to give it to them without living it will also be destructive because you will be preaching but not practicing.
Kick open the door and live your ideal life to the full, that will automatically give your kids what you wish for them. They learn from who you are, not what you say, so be yourself for a living.
How do you achieve sustained happiness? You live! Then happiness finds you because you are not resisting or avoiding life. You and the moment are always in communion, so happiness is unhindered.
How do you solve life’s problems? If you are truly living, there are no problems. Life is everything in itself.
Problems exist only in the mind, and you don’t live in the mind, you live on all levels, in the now. There can be no problems in the now. There is living mystery and no linearity.
How do you die? The same way that you live. How do you find answers? How do realise that there are no questions?
Living is what you are here for.